||Sunday, December 26 2004 @ 01:17 AM CST
|| Carrollton, Texas USA
Hey MacJams. I am Joe Gardner. I have been uploading to this site for about 7 years now, with the occasional few year break.
In high school (class of '06) I played in a psychedelic heavy garage rock band called The Pyramid Scheme. During this time I was also writing "Plastic Culture" and "Vesuvius" (feat. on my Macjams.)
Toward the end of high school, becoming obsessed with Bob Dylan yet retaining the Pink Floyd and psychedelic influence, the albums "Luxury Town Homes," and "Probabilities" were recorded.
After high school, I started diving into more electronics with programs like Reason, my microKORG synth, and eventually a KORG electribe.
Quitting the band and going solo in 2008 I became Mental Dentist, recording a variety of electronic and acoustic jams that would become "Do Not Mind."
During this time I became heavily disenchanted with my hometown of Dallas, so I moved to Austin. I spent a lot of time alone in my apartment recording music that eventually went on the record "Gardner Country." This album was popular among family and friends and got me feeling confident about my character as a songwriter.
With this new confidence, I felt very fed up with my lifestyle of bartending and waiting tables, making just enough money to get wasted and hardly be productive as I ought to be in the musical realm.
I started off on a project called "20 Roars," influenced by surf sounds of bands like the Ventures, latin flavors from Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, and desert soundscapes inspired by Morricone soundtracks. I left my job, my apartment, and drove around from Austin to Dallas to Denton to College Station, attempting to be a ramblin' man and survive by couch surfing.
After winding up broke and broken up with, I had to start working again and realized I must start a band to survive.
End Wave was formed with John Aldridge from Austin group Black and White Years, and Gabriel Ceballos, a green peace activist who we met on the street one day.
Things didn't work out with Gabe, so John and I continued on as End Wave, cycling through all sorts of random styles, even sometimes comedic, usually just slightly bizarre.
Over 2 years, we've been playing in Austin making our name, honing and developing our sound as time goes on.